Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 562 pages
Jones And Bartlett Publishers And The American Society Of Plant Biologists Have Teamed Up For The Second Edition Of Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology. The Essays Collected In This Text Bring Together Aspects Of Genetics And Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology And Genetic Engineering, Plant Development And Reproduction, Soils And Plant Nutrition, Agro-Ecology And The Sustainability Of Agricultural Practices, Population Increases And The Difficulty Of Eradicating Hunger, Pest Control Practices And Their Environmental Consequences, And The Role Of Biotechnology In Modern Crop Production.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
11
Agricultural RD Productivity and Global Food Prospects
22
Development Productivity and Sustainability of Crop Production
52
Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty?
76
affect future food security
85
Developing Food Production Systems in SubSaharan Africa
100
can be realized if people implement existing opportunities
113
The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops
124
replaced from the soil
280
Life Together in the Underground
304
Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution
328
From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement
360
selection and hybridization
361
dramatically increase the yields of wheat and rice
374
Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control
390
diseases
398

2 Plant Insertion Libraries Permit Scientists to Discover
150
Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed
152
mammals generally cannot
163
1 Good Fats and Bad Fats 159
179
The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development
182
signals to the nucleus to regulate gene activity 205
183
2 The Cell Is the Basic Unit of Life
190
3 Plant Hormones
198
Summary
210
Biology Technology and Role in Agriculture
212
CONTENTS
217
Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production
240
photoprotection
254
Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions
270
Strategies for Controlling Insect Mite and Nematode Pests
414
agricultural practices
421
at bay
431
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
445
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
446
herbicides site of action
465
Toward a Greener Agriculture
472
environmental impacts
484
2 Managing Biodiversity to Maximize Cattle Production
494
Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories
500
Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified GM Crops
528
other related plants
545
Index 552
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